Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 30, 2015

Colossians 2:8-23 There is an old joke among Lutherans that goes like this. Question: How many Lutherans does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Change? Lutherans, other Christians, and all people in general tend to resist change. When … Continue reading

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April 29, 2015

Luke 6:27-38 Growing up attending public school, we would start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance and then the teacher would say a prayer. No one had their feelings hurt, telling someone you were a Christian was as natural … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015

Jeremiah 30:10-17; Colossians 1:15-23; Luke 6:12-26 “Fear not…nor be dismayed,” God declares through his prophet. The Lord is not telling us to manufacture confidence in difficult and perplexing times, to try harder, or concoct false feelings. He gives us a … Continue reading

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Easter 4 Sunday Sermon Audio

April 26, 2015 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter Click the links below for sermon audio. “The Marks of the Good Shepherd,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “The Good Shepherd,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Guest Preacher, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015

Jeremiah 30:1-9, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 6:1-11 Once again, Jesus encounters controversy on the Sabbath. The attitude of the Pharisees only confirms their short sightedness when it comes to actually keeping the Sabbath for what it is, time set aside to … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015

Matthew 7:15-29 Growing up in the citrus belt of Florida, I always enjoyed this time of year. Often when the last of the fruit was being harvested, there would be orange trees blooming at the same time. The air was … Continue reading

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April 25, 2015

3 John 13 I recently received a letter—yes, an actual letter—handwritten to me by a high school classmate. She had heard of my husband’s medical concerns and wrote to express support and offer prayers for us. She began by saying … Continue reading

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April 24, 2015

2 John 1-13 “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh.” 2 John 1:7 How does John know they are deceivers? They departed the New Testament … Continue reading

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April 23, 2015

Luke 5:1-11 Jesus works another deed of power, a miraculous catch of fish. Peter is overwhelmed and falls at Jesus feet, humiliated – a sinner in the presence of God’s power. But Jesus says to this fisherman, “Do not be … Continue reading

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NALC National Convocation: Dallas, Texas

Reserve your room now at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport for the Lutheran Week events August 11-14, 2015. The room rate is $115.00 per night, plus taxes and fees, UNTIL JULY 21, 2015. Make online reservations at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2015Lutheran or … Continue reading

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